Jimmy’z Kitchen Wynwood on Thursday, December 6 at 7:30pm:
2700 N. Miami Avenue, Miami, Florida 33127
Piano artwork by Arnaud Pages
Perfomances by Krisp and Bells
Krisp is an indie-dance-rock band hailing from Miami. Band members Andres Ledesma, Jason Mavila, Alex Lopez and Charlie Woods keep audiences dancing with their electro-infused rock sound. The boys recently performed at Beached Miami’s two-year anniversary fete.
Bells’ unique sound is a perfect balance of percussion and soul. The new band is the brainchild of Sandra Lawson-Ndu and Doug Stuart, who brought Derek Barber and Geneva Harrison on board to complete the harmonious vibes. Although fresh on the scene, Bells has already attracted the attention of local music lovers.
SUGARCANE raw bar grill on Friday, Dec. 7 at 7:30pm:
Piano artwork by Desiree Kawass
Locos Por Juana is a Miami-native jam band composed of Itagui Correa, Mark Kondrat, and Javier Delgado—but don’t be surprised if you see a handful of additional musicians on stage with them. The music has roots in Afro-Colombian sounds, and is blended with dance-worthy reggae and dancehall vibes. Their mash-up style has earned them two GRAMMY nominations so far.
Suenalo is South Florida’s own Latin fusion jam band. Each of the eight band members contributes a unique sound to the collective, marrying notes of hip-hop, R&B, jazz and a hint of electro. SoFla has already established Suenalo as a local favorite; the band was honored with two Miami New Times’ Best of Miami Awards: Best Latin Rock Band (2005) and Best Latin Band (2011).
Wynwood Cigar Factory on Saturday, December 8 at 7:30pm:
Piano artwork by Ross Von Rosenberg
Juke is Miami’s favorite blues band with a twist. Challenging the conventional sound of blues, JUke adds elements of indie and rock n’ roll to invent a new sound that audiences beyond South Florida love. Together, Eric Garcia (singer/songwriter/
The Heavy Pets are an American jam band based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida who perform rhythm and blues, jazz-funk and reggae fusion with rock and roll. Officially formed in 2005, they appear regularly at music festivals such as Bonnaroo, Langerado, the New Orleans Backbeat Jazzfest, Wakarusa Music and Camping Festival, and their namesake PetZoo. Currently the group is composed of guitarists Jeff Lloyd and Mike Garulli, keyboardist Jim Wuest, bassist Justin Carney, and drummer Jamie Newitt, with Lloyd and Garulli chiefly sharing vocal duties. In 2010 they released their second studio LP The Heavy Pets. The album was dubbed a “Top 10 Album of 2010” by The Huffington Post.
Arboles Libres is a Miami-based band, whose name means “Free Trees” in Spanish. They are comprised of singer Juan Ignacio (Nacho) Londono, guitarist Eddie Moreno, and drummer Anthony Genovese. The trio has just self-released their first studio album this summer called Father. Arboles Libres released an EP in 2009 which was followed by a host of nationwide performances and opening slots at: SXSW, LAMC, CMJ, He’s My Brother, She’s My Sister, The Memorials, and an invitation to perform for Marc Anthony in an exclusive addition for the show Q’Viva’, to name a few.